Corpinnat

As many of you already know, just over a year ago, five wineries in Penedès founded the brand of sparkling quality wines Corpinnat. Now we are nine houses and part of our day to day is  dedicated to explain what is Corpinnat and what values ​​and commitments are behind it.

When it seemed that the complicated part was going to be to explain this, we were very pleasantly surprised to see how most people assimilated and understood it quickly and also in a very «natural» way. It could be said that they were already waiting for it. The best? see the good reception we have had, the great support and the impulse that you keep giving us. Even so, we know that there is still a long way to do. But now, what about the name, where does Corpinnat come from?

A word that at first sight seems strange, when dividing it, quickly takes on all its meaning. COR (Heart) – PINNAT (etymological root of the Penedès place-name) – NAT (born); that is to say: HEART – PENEDÈS – BORN, or in other words «Born in the heart of Penedès. One of our main values, the origin, the linking of sparkling wines to a terroir, to some varieties, to some commitments, to a history and to a wine culture. Seen that way, it’s easier to understand, right?

Torelló indicates the date of disgorgement in its Corpinnat bottles

Disgorgement is the last action that takes place in the process of making a quality sparkling wine produced by the traditional method. It consists of extracting the yeasts, or lees, that remain inside the bottle after having made the second fermentation.

After the fermentation and aging of the sparkling wines, the yeasts that remain inside the bottle must be extracted, in order to make the wines clean and transparent before launching them to the market. Through the process of removal, the yeasts are transported by gravity to the neck of the bottle and with the disgorgement it will be uncovered to expel those remaining yeasts. Then proceed to add the expedition liquor (if needed) and place the traditional cork.

From few months ago, Torelló incorporates the date of disgorgement on the back labels, indicating month and year. This is intended to give more information to the consumer. After the disgorgement and subsequent corking, it is necessary that the sparkling wine recover -for a period of not less than three months- from the abrupt act of uncovering the bottles after years growing up in the tranquility of the cellar. During this time, the carbon dioxide and the expedition liquor will be integrated, in case it was added. Torelló has been dedicated for decades to the elaboration of long aging sparkling wines and we understand that the later evolution in the bottle after the disgorgement is totally recommendable. Our sparkling wines are prepared for this, since they were made with base wines with great aging capacity and, after disgorgement, they will gain in complexity.

Pales, powerfuls or with bubbles, a rosé for every moment

A little more than a decade ago, in Torelló we began to elaborate what would be our first rosé wine. Petjades, a 100% merlot with a cherry pink colour that soon got a place in the market, thanks to its aromas of red fruits, complexity and balance. A year later, in 2007, Torelló Rosé Reserva arrived, for lovers of bubbles. A sparkling wine with two years of aging, fresh, sweet, with memories of red and purple fruits and balsamic hints.

After several years enjoying our rosé couple, in 2014 De la Rosa Torelló brothers decided to dare with a third, the elegant Sparkling Pàl·lid Reserva, this time a seductive pale rosé -trend which would end catching up the winelovers of all around the world-. The cycle was completed two years later, adding a fourth rosé to our creations in 2016. The Rosa d’Abril was born, a fresh and aromatic wine, with floral notes typical of the month that bears its name.

With the good weather, it is also time to enjoy the fresh, light and fruity wines. In Torelló we see it clear, it’s rosés time. For this we approach our four proposals, able to satisfy the most demanding and summer tastes that exist.

New Torelló white wine, a tribute to the oldest family country farm

From Mas de la Torrevella, located on a hill on our Can Martí Estate in Gelida, at the foot of the Ordal Mountains, one can see the impressive winegrowing region of Penedès. Today, the mas is the agricultural centre of Torelló Viticultors cellar. From these vines now a new wine is born, fresh and fruity, ideal for welcome the good weather.

In fact, the oldest document we possess of the history of our family (dated on 17th June 1395) refers to the emphyteusis (hereditary lease) established by the Lord of Gelida over Mas de Torrevella, the current location of the Can Martí Estate and its country houses, in favour of the Torelló’s family ancestor by direct lineage, Jaume Miquel. Thus, is referred in the document:  with “all its houses, buildings, fields, vineyards, lands, woods, allotments, honours and other possessions belonging to the Mas or which will pertain to it in the future, whatever they may be.”

Mas de la Torrevella wine is made following Torelló compromises: Its own vineyards organic cultivation, harvesting by hand and vinification on the property. These principles define all its

still wines, gathered under the DO Penedès, and its sparkling wines, under the quality brand Corpinnat.

Tasting notes

DO Penedès, subzone Ordal Mountains. Clay-calcareous soils.

Vintage: 2018.

Varieties: organic Chardonnay from the Tuta Vineyard on Can Martí Estate. Grapes harvested by hand, in 25 kg boxes, on 22nd and 23rd August 2018.

Vinification: In stainless steel tanks at low temperature. Bottleled on 12th April 2019. Production: 5.003 bottles

Vol: 12%.

Clean greeny-yellow colour. Intense aroma of mature tropical and exotic fruit, which in evolution citric notes appear. In the mouth it has a pleasant entrance, good acidity, fleshy with sweet notes, confirming the delicate tropical fruit notes and mature white fruit also appears.

Pairing: Its versatility enriches from rices and fideuà (seafood dish based on short noodles) to white meats, tempuras, fish and shellfish.

Serving temperature: 8º C to 10º C